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Dead Man’s Track by Sarah Barrie – Review


My Rating ~ Four Stars

RELEASE DATE:  8 July 2020

Format: E-ARC

Pages: 416

Publisher: HQ Fiction

Source:  NetGalley




A tragic accident, a terrible crime, an unknown threat …

Scarred by a recent tragedy on Federation Peak, Tess Atherton is reluctant to guide a group of young hikers in the wild Tasmanian winter, but it seems safer than remaining amid the violence that threatens them in Hobart. Little does she know that she has brought the danger with her …

Detective Senior Sergeant Jared Denham is closing in on a serial killer, but someone doesn’t want him getting to the truth and the case is becoming personal. He already owes Tess his life, and wants to return the favour – but when it comes to enemies, Jared may be looking in the wrong direction.

Time is running out, and death is stalking them both …




Thank you so much to HQ Fiction for providing me with a copy of Dead Man’s Track, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!

Tess is a guide who takes groups on hikes and treks, but she has lost some of her confidence after an accident with one of her customers.  Her over protective boyfriend isn’t helping matters either.

Jai is struggling to make ends meet, caring for his Pop in failing health, working at a pawn shop owned by his girlfriend’s father.  He’s ready to do just about anything to ease the financial burden.

Detective Jared has been following up a string of burglaries that may have just graduated to murder.

As their lives start to intertwine, they’re all in more danger than they could have imagined.

This was a brilliant thriller, with at least 3 mysteries going on.  The blurb, although not misleading, really doesn’t do justice to the book though – those events only take place in the last 20% of the book.  The story is much more involved, with a large focus on Jai and his difficult choices.  I have read another of Sarah Barrie’s books before and enjoyed this one just as much.  She is a master at crafting characters you want to know more about and managing to give you just enough information to keep you guessing the whole way through!





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